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It’s that time of year, when volunteers work to fill empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.
The boxes are delivered by Operation Christmas Child in the world’s largest Christmas project. In 2012, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone—collecting and delivering shoe boxes to more than 100 million children since 1993.
A team of volunteers puts in about 20 hours a week to maintain the garden. Watering in extreme heat takes at least an hour. In the spring, they put in extra hours to get everything planted. In the fall, they put in more hours to get the garden ready for winter. Some tropical plants are dug up to spend the winter in volunteers’ homes.
The eight Catholic elementary schools located in the Northeast Deanery of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will host a Community Open House on Sunday, Jan. 28. Each school location will be open during the hours of 1-3. Some schools may choose to remain open longer; contact the individual schools for more information.
Austin Smith sits on his Eagle Scout project at St. Angela Merici.
St. Louis University High School sophomore, Austin Smith, recently completed an Eagle Scout project for his parish, St. Angela Merici in Florissant.
Members of Sacred Heart Parish have set Sunday, Sept. 4 as the date to celebrate the 145th founding of the Parish. Started in 1866 by 47 families who petitioned the Bishop to allow them to build a church where they could worship in their native German language, the Parish has continued to grow and prosper. Today, Sacred Heart has 1678 registered families amounting to over 4500 members. The elementary school has 329 students registered and the preschool and kindergarten have an enrollment of 135 for the coming year..
By Jeremy Thomas
History was made at Bethel-Providence Christian Church, 14700 New Halls Ferry, in Florissant on Sunday June 26. After weeks of planning and getting approval from the two different churches, the all white congregation of Bethel and the all black congregation of Providence have joined together to form Missouri’s very first merged all white and all black congregations.« Previous Entries Next Entries »